Board Member, Institute for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Society
Professor, Sociology, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Studies
Ph.D. Sociology, University of Washington, 2002
M.A. Sociology, Bowling Green State University, 1995
B.A. Liberal Arts, The Evergreen State College, 1991
Christopher Bader is a Professor of Sociology, a board member of IRES and a board member of ASREC. He was principal investigator of the first two waves of the Baylor Religion Survey, a nationwide survey of US religious beliefs, and is Associate Director of the Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA), an online archive of religion survey data funded by the Templeton Foundation and Lilly Foundation and supported by Penn State University and Chapman University. To date, he has published 27 articles in journals in the fields of sociology, deviance, criminology, the sociology of religion and education. His first two books America's Four Gods from Oxford University Press and Paranormal America: Ghost Encounters, UFO Sightings, Bigfoot Hunts, and Other Curiosities in Religion and Culture from NYU Press appeared in October, 2010. He currently has several articles and two books in progress.